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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
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Madison, WI

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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

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English


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Dane County Time Bank celebrates and expands

10/17/2018
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Dane County Time Bank is celebrating its 13th birthday on Saturday, October 20th, from 7-10PM. Originally established as a mechanism to replace money with shared services, the Time Bank has expanded to support restorative justice, and to become a hub of shared resources for other community action groups. The post Dane County Time Bank celebrates and expands appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:07:11

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger does more

10/17/2018
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Founded in 1990, after groundwater contamination was detected at the Badger Munitions Plant, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) began as a grassroots effort to assure safe drinking water, but since then has expanded its watchdog efforts to include a variety of military waste and disposal issues, including open-pit burning of explosives, water contamination […] The post Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger does more appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:21:25

Pozner on GOP’s White Male Persecution Complex

10/17/2018
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Jennifer Pozner has a new article on Truthout, and she talks to Jan Miyasaki about how the Kavanaugh hearings demonstrate the white male persecution complex in light of Kavanaugh’s allegations of rape. She discusses how the all-male Republican senators on the committee strove to strengthen male entitlement and self-pity in light of accusations and misdeeds. The post Pozner on GOP’s White Male Persecution Complex appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:19:49

Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb!

10/10/2018
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One of the goals of Physicians for Social Responsibility is to ban nuclear weapons — not some, but all nuclear weapons worldwide. Jan talks with Dr. Paula Rogge and Vicki Elson about the group’s support of the 7/7/17 U.N. resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons (which the U.S. boycotted), financial divestiture in companies which support the […] The post Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:22:36

Why does your brain see — or not see?

10/10/2018
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Jan talks with Professor Karen Schloss from the U.W. Department of Psychology about her research on “human visual attention” — which means your brain may not see what your eyes see. Also a guest speaker, Dr. Jeremy Wolfe from Harvard, will be in town on Tuesday, October 16, to give a presentation on some of […] The post Why does your brain see — or not see? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:05:45

Trump admin tries to add citizen question to 2020 census form

10/10/2018
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Thomas Wolfe, counsel at The Brennan Center, talks about the upcoming 2020 U.S. census, a contested (and probably illegal) question being proposed to be added by the Trump administration, the effects of a flawed census on communities, and updates on current gerrymander redistricting litigation. The post Trump admin tries to add citizen question to 2020 census form appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:04

“A World War I Diary:” Final Installments

10/8/2018
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On November 11, 1918, the Allied Forces and Germany signed an armistice agreement ceasing hostilities in what was then known only as “The Great War,” but we now remember as World War I. As the 100th anniversary of the end of the “War to end all Wars” draws near, WORT reporter, host of On the […] The post “A World War I Diary:” Final Installments appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:14

UNIDOS Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/8/2018
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Formerly known as the “Day of Unity,” the idea behind Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first conceived in October 1981 to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence to women and their children. We are meant to mourn those who have fallen victim to the violence, celebrate those who have survived, […] The post UNIDOS Domestic Violence Awareness Month appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:12:19

The price of a seat on the Supreme Court

10/5/2018
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Douglas Keith, counsel at The Brennan Center, talks about the money behind the battle of Kavanaugh’s nomination, where almost $10 million has been spent already. He has investigated where the funding has come from, both pro- and anti-Kavanaugh, and The Brennan Center has a SCOTUS ad spending tracker. The post The price of a seat on the Supreme Court appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:08:32

Madison-Mantova (Italy) Sister City Project

10/5/2018
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Jan talks with Frank Alfano, coordinator of the Madison-Mantova (Italy) sister city project. They discuss how the relation started, how the cities are linked, and activities of the group. The post Madison-Mantova (Italy) Sister City Project appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:10:45

Trump at the U.N. — what’s the effect on the world?

9/26/2018
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Can the world continue toward a path of cooperation in light on Trump’s nationalism and isolationism? James A. Paul, Executive Director of the Global Policy Forum from 1993 through 2012, hopes so, and talks with Jan Miyasaki about Trump’s recent addresses to the United Nations, and about his on-line publication: “OF FOXES AND CHICKENS Oligarchy […] The post Trump at the U.N. — what’s the effect on the world? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:48

Humanitarian effects of Trump’s Middle East Policies

9/26/2018
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Kate Gould, Legislative Director, Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, talks about the humanitarian effects on the U.S. policies in the Middle East, especially in Yemen and Palestine. The post Humanitarian effects of Trump’s Middle East Policies appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:53

Enbridge v. Dane County Advances to Wisconsin Supreme Court

9/17/2018
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The Enbridge Corporation’s Line 61 carries 560,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day from Superior, Wisconsin to Pontiac Illinois. In 2015, the Canada-based Enbridge sought to triple the capacity of Line 61, which would require upgrades to pumping stations throughout Wisconsin, the last of which sits within Dane County. Responding to concerns about the […] The post Enbridge v. Dane County Advances to Wisconsin Supreme Court appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:11

Breeding a Tastier Tomato

9/17/2018
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The Seed to Kitchen Collaborative tries to take the “farm-to-table” concept a step further. It’s one thing to match organic farmers with local restaurants. It’s another thing though, to give local chefs an opportunity to talk to growers and breeders about what makes for a tasty and culinarily useful vegetable. Closing that feedback loop has […] The post Breeding a Tastier Tomato appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:15

Next on the Climate Change Hit List: The Internet.

9/17/2018
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Twenty five years ago, burying communications lines under road rights of way seemed like a great way to keep those increasingly crucial utilities protected from the elements. But as the climate has changed and sea levels continue to rise, many of those seemingly impregnable tunnels may soon fill up with seawater. That’s a huge potential […] The post Next on the Climate Change Hit List: The Internet. appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:59

“Change Makers” award winners, 2018

9/12/2018
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Community Shares of Wisconsin is an umbrella organization which helps organize 66 local social justice non-profit groups. Jan interviews the three awardees of CSW’s “Change Maker Awards” for 2018, Mario García Sierra, Kevin Magee, and Nestic Morris about their community activities and the awards. Join Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) for the 2018 Community Change-Maker Awards Event on Thursday, Sept. […] The post “Change Makers” award winners, 2018 appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:51:11

The Negro League comes to Madison: 1930

9/5/2018
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Negro Baseball League historian Phil S. Dixon talks with Jan Miyasaki about the Kansas City Monarchs, and his book on “Bullet” Rogan, whom Dixon considers one of the best players of all time. Dixon is coming to the Madison to talk about the Monarchs, the first night baseball game played in Madison against the “Madison […] The post The Negro League comes to Madison: 1930 appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:18:27

Considering Kavanaugh

9/5/2018
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Marjorie Cohn, emeritus professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, talks about the issues surrounding Brett Kavanaugh and his consideration for the vacant Supreme Court position. The post Considering Kavanaugh appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:12

Repercussions of a “Space Force”

8/29/2018
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Karl Grossman, author of “The Wrong Stuff” and professor at the State University of New York, cautions about the transition from peaceful space exploration to militarized space weapons escalation between the U.S., Russia, and China if Trump’s “Space Force” becomes reality. The post Repercussions of a “Space Force” appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:45

Warrantless phone monitoring expands in the U.S.

8/29/2018
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Jan speaks with Elizabeth Gotein, Co-Director of the Liberty & National Security Project at The Brennan Center, about recent lawsuits against warrantless searches of telephone records of U.S. citizens. The post Warrantless phone monitoring expands in the U.S. appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:43